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South Africa: Withdrawal of Visa Exemption

New Zealanders travelling to South Africa should be aware that from 16 January 2017, all New Zealand passport holders will be required to obtain an entry visa prior to travelling to South Africa. New Zealanders arriving in South Africa on or after 16 January 2017 should ensure they have the correct visa.

The South African High Commission in Wellington has provided information on the visa application process.

New Zealanders requiring further information regarding the new visa requirements and the application process should contact the South African High Commission in Wellington or the South Africa Department of Home Affairs.

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